Monday, June 16, 2008

CWS-Game #1

Not a good weekend for our picks unless your team wears the Carolina shade of blue.  

Out of seven of us who picked a team, only four different schools were chosen amongst us.  Out of those four schools chosen, 3 of them lost their opening game in the college world series.  The Tar Heels were the only team that went into their game favored that didn't fall in an upset. 

What does that mean?  Only three teams since 1980 have started the tournament with a loss and then gone on to win the championship, the most recent being Oregon State in 2006.  It doesn't happen very often, but it does happen.   

Could Stanford be the Dark Horse?  Amanda and I watched this one and despite having the hottest bats in College baseball, FSU couldn't get much going against the starting pitcher from Stanford.

Stanford 16    Florida State 5

This Dude's junk is un-hittable.  I've never seen a breaking ball fall off the table like his does.  He punished Miami after they had their ninth inning meltdown.  There is a reason why he is a first round draft pick.  He's that good. 

Georgia 7  Miami 4

Rice was my pick.  I didn't get to see the game but the score says it all.

Fresno State 17   Rice 5

Again, didn't watch this one as well as I would have liked.  We had visitors over and the majority thought the NBA finals were more important.  What I did see though it looked like UNC controlled the game from the beginning.

LSU 4   UNC 8

Tikes and Goodness are the only ones sitting pretty good right now.  Fortunately it is a double elimination tournament with a lot of baseball to be played.  

This thing aint over yet.

I'll be keeping a close watch on the afternoon game tomorrow between Miami and FSU.  At least one amongst us will be eliminated with the possibility of three at once should #1 Miami get knocked out.  

Miami (Fat One, Agent Scarn, 34/31)  vs. Florida State (K&K's Mom), 12:00 noon.  

Good Luck.


SittinDeadRed said...

Just looking through my e-mail I found one that was sent to me by Ostertag Forever (Brett) that I hadn't noticed. In it he gave me his pick. It was sent in time (June 10), just sent to the wrong place. Here it is:

Miami, 3rd game, 5 points, Fresno State.

Another pick for Miami, which just helped their cause by knocking off Florida State. They nearly gave it away though.

Better luck next year Amanda!

Tikes said...

Carolina will be boosted by the news that Lawson, Ellington and Green have all returned for next season.

SittinDeadRed said...

Another team gone.

Rice got knocked out of the tournament by LSU.

Hopefully Miami or Carolina can hold on to win it all. We are now down to only two picked teams left.